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Marks, Elizabeth Preston (1833–1908)

from Sydney Morning Herald

Mrs. Elizabeth Preston Marks died on Sunday at her residence, Glenrock, Darling Point. There were few women in the community who took such an active part in philanthropic movements as did the late Mrs. Marks, and none, perhaps, who was more widely esteemed. She was on the ladies' committees of the Sydney City Mission, the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind Institution, and the Blind Institution in William-street. Mrs. Marks also took great interest in the welfare of factory girls, and in the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. In many other ways her kindly disposition found scope in alleviating suffering and in ameliorating the conditions of the distressed. The deceased lady was also one of the original members of the Woollahra Presbyterian Church, and was associated with church work. Mrs. Marks was apparently enjoying her usual good health on Friday, but on Saturday was taken ill. It was not until Sunday, however, that her condition became grave. She was the widow of the late Mr. John Marks, M.L.C. (who predeceased her about 20 years), and has left two sons and three daughter: Mr. Alfred S. Marks, at present residing in England; Mr. Theodore J. Marks, of the firm of Robertson and Marks, architects; Mrs. Bowker; Mrs. A. S. Hunt, who is also in England; and Miss Marks. The funeral will take place to-day at the Waverley Cemetery.

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'Marks, Elizabeth Preston (1833–1908)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/marks-elizabeth-preston-16047/text27997, accessed 11 December 2019.

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